Since 2007, more than 100 Schweitzer Fellows have provided over 20,000 hours of service to Los Angeles’s most vulnerable communities. Partnering with area community-based organizations, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of unmet health needs by creating and carrying out yearlong projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives:
- Establishing an outreach-based syringe exchange program for homeless injection drug users in Los Angeles
- Launching Los Angeles’s first micro-health clinic for post-incarcerated female youth
- Developing a program addressing diabetes and obesity in at-risk teens and pre-teens
- Creating a case management intervention that improves delivery of medical and mental health care to low-income and uninsured patients
- Implementing Asian Pacific American Health Collaboration Access Resource and Education (APA Health Care) to provide vulnerable populations with screenings for obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and Hepatitis B
Please see Fellows and Projects for a complete listing of Fellows’ service projects, which are made possible by our generous sponsors. When Fellows’ initial year of service ends, they carry their commitment to meeting the health needs of underserved people forward as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.